Barbara Truman

Simulation researcher on a quest to advance transdisciplinarity using collaborative virtual environments. Striving to bridge education, military, government, and industry through human performance technology.

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Rumblings of Discovery mean Time to Retool

Comic of avatar Delightful thinking about preparing for 2018 Mars Expedition

July 2018- It’s been over seven years since the dynamic duo of Stricker and Calongne (aka Spinoza Quinnell and Lyr Lobo) won the $25,000 first prize of the Federal Virtual Challenge for the Mars Expedition. The duo has expanded with new recruits. Training preparation is underway to host a colony on Mars. The colony requires advanced …

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Integration and Implementation Insights | Research resources for understanding and acting on complex real-world problems

Nice summary post. Really sorry to have missed the 2017 Science of Team Science Conference that was in Florida this summer. My schedule was jammed attending F2F conferences funded by the National Science Foundation on using virtual worlds and environments for STEM in higher education. I am really looking forward to participating in cross over …

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Le rêve de danser

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Diffusion of Transdisiplinarity

It’s been over four years since I began to seriously study transdisciplinarity as part of my doctoral research into immersive learning and collaboration. Virtual worlds are a useful construct to explore meanings of transdisciplinarity since creating and developing an avatar calls into question the art of ‘Being’. The environment itself calls us to play and …

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Transdisciplinarity and Design: Comparative Review and Synthesis for the Design Process

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In the February 2016 Edition of the Radical Designist, A Design Culture Journal (ThRAD) João Figueiredo, Nuno Correia, Inês Secca Ruivo and Jorge Lino Alves of Portugal wrote an article comparing design approaches. The article, Transdisciplinarity and Design: Comparative Review and Synthesis for the Design Process, is written succinctly offering little elaboration on technicalities of applying the …

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Citation for Research Approach toward Transdisciplinarity

Jay Berstein, anthropologist and librarian, describes trends involving transdisciplinarity in his article listed below. I appreciate the citation of my dissertation and acknowledgement of how I studied group use collaborative virtual environments. It is nice to see someone from the US outside of the Team Science community articulate their observations on how the phenomenon of transdisciplinarity affects inquiry. Transdisciplinarity: …

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Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society | Athayde | Revista Brasileira de Pós-…

Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon Source: ojs.rbpg.capes.gov.br Nice. The jungle not the retailer. Wonder who at UF is involved. Sounds perfect to model in an immersive environment.   Tweet This Post

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Disciplinary dilemma: working across research silos is harder than it looks

Andy Stirling: The ‘nexus’ is the latest buzzword intended to lure researchers out of their disciplinary comfort zones. But how easy is it in practice?

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Educating for Uncertainty: The University’s Preeminent Mission?

Educating for Uncertainty: The University’s Preeminent Mission? The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn’t seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline…   Barbara Truman‘s insight: My dance has extended beyond the bounds of academia …

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Innovation Excellence | Are Innovators Better at Multi-dimensional Thinking?

Multi-Dimensional Thinking – The Key to Dynamic Innovation While I believe that innovation is a process that can and should be managed, I also believe that innovative people simply “are,” and that some people simply cannot (innovate), even if coached. Barbara Truman‘s insight: Fraser’s article makes the connection between innovation and transdisciplinarity and lacks only …

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